LA PLATA, Md. (March 5, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
FORMER COUNTY EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT: On March 4, Charles County Sheriff's detectives assigned to the Financial Crimes Unit arrested Kimberly Lazaravich, 43, of Waldorf, in connection with theft and embezzlement committed between January 2007 - October 2008, while she was employed at the Charles County Department of Community Services. The investigation was initiated in November 2008 after an audit revealed missing funds from accounts dealing with the Recreation Services Office. A subsequent police investigation revealed the missing funds - to date over $500 - were related to cash transactions and deposits made at the Recreation Services building at Benjamin Stoddard Middle School in Waldorf. Detectives say there is no evidence Lazaravich accessed customer's private accounts and the missing monies were strictly from cash deposits. Lazaravich was charged with felony theft, felony theft scheme and illicit altering of computer data.
WOMAN CHARGED WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On March 3 at 9:38 p.m., officers responded to a gas station at 6685 Crain Highway for the report of an assault. Upon arrival, EMS personnel provided care for the assault victim while officers investigated. At that point, a passerby, Amanda Harmon, 18, of Waldorf, began screaming and yelling - interfering with the police investigation. After refusing repeated requests to leave, Harmon was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order. Officer M. DePaulo made the arrest.
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